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Award Winning Landscape Design

Janel Wilcox, RLA

1st Place, Flagstaff Chapter AZ Native Plant Society 2009 “Best Native Plant Garden,”
2009 “Best Color and Texture Garden,” “2010 Best Formal Layout”

Design featured in Phoenix Home & Garden, December, 2011

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Relaxing Retreat: 2009 Flagstaff Best Color & Texture Garden

At the end of a busy day, the owners of this property enjoy a secluded retreat. Their home’s non-descript entry was transformed into a beautiful oasis with plantings, a pond and stream with wetlands, and a courtyard featuring a custom arbor, reflection pool, and natural stone walls.  The rear yard features a fireplace, children’s play area with dry stream and footbridge, and outdoor kitchen.

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Preview - Relaxing Retreat: 2009 Flagstaff Best Color & Texture Garden

Forest Zen

This natural woodland residence was enhanced with carefully crafted stone planters, Asian sculptures, a new natural stone entranceway, and native & low maintenance plantings.  A beautiful, raised stone patio with curvilinear lines, complete with built-in grill, was created in the rear yard to replace the old deck. 

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Natural by Design: 2009 Flagstaff Best Native Plant Garden

Flagstaff’s natural beauty takes center stage in the design of this landscape, with cues from the surrounding native plants guiding the design.   A dry streambed, created to capture rainwater, is a key focal point with a unique natural stone bridge, large boulders and abundant plantings.  The owners relax and connect with nature in the rustic courtyard, looking out on the meadow beyond.

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Whimsy & Delight in the Garden

A colorful and exuberant garden was created in the backyard of this otherwise typical suburban home.  The owners desired something unique and fun to look out upon from their family room and kitchen inside, and a place to delight the senses outside.  It was a joy to create this unique oasis!

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High Country Haven

This tudor-style home previously had neither landscaping to blend it into its high altitude setting, nor space to fully appreciate its incredible lakeside setting.  A comfortable, yet private, terraced patio was sculpted into the slope  in the rear yard overlooking the lake, with native plantings and large boulders.  In the front, elegant entry plantings, sculpture, and a tranquil sitting area were incorporated. 

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Mountain Meadow

Weather-resilient beauty abounds in this high-altitude meadow landscape.  Vegetation cues from the surrounding native landscape guided revegetation and soil stabilization; a primary concern had been erosion and standing water.  Wide stone steps and abundant wildflowers welcome visitors. In the back yard, a raised patio overlooks a welcome oasis of soft, green grass for family enjoyment.

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Beauty & Balance

The Owners of this home enjoy compliments on both the front and rear yard.  The unique entrance welcomes visitors with a water feature, stepping stones, and lush — yet resilient and drought-tolerant – plantings; beauty & balance.   A small grass area is incorporated for children to play, and the rear yard is an outdoor entertainment environment that the entire family enjoys.

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Outdoor Style

The Arbors Condominium’s common area was artfully designed using ornamental grasses and a semi-circular stone patio to extend the space outdoors.  Native plantings and a minimalist approach blend to create an appropriate stage for the building’s architectural renovation.

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Janel sports one of the most delightful personalities of anybody I have ever met. She is a "can do" person. In addition, she is a remarkable designer, and takes care of her clients. I highly recommend Janel for any assignment.

- David Hill, RLA and President, Hill Studio, P.C.

Janel created a beautiful and unique, yet practical, design with appropriate native plant selections. Working with Janel was an easy, fun, collaborative process. She not only listened and provided what we asked for, she "plus-ed" all of our ideas! We recommend her highly.

- Ken and Dorothy Lamm

Janel is both incredibly talented and easy to work with. We hired her in the spring of 2008 to help us with our new home landscaping. We wanted a sustainable yard that required little water & care and consisted of mostly native plant species. What we got was a work of art. When we are done planting, we'll have our own Garden of Eden! It was a joy to work with someone who really listens to your needs and can deliver on her promises.

- Rob Wilson, ApenPro Media

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